The International Task Force set up by the International Union of Notaries to deal with comparative issues between common-law and civil-law jurisdictions held its inaugural conference on 18th September 2015.
The topic for discussion was succession and in particular the predicted impact of the new EU Succession Regulation.
Speakers from around the globe gave us the benefit of their academic and practical knowledge and many interesting but knotty problems became apparent in cross-border succession matters. In particular it was clear that a number of key questions remain to be answered with regard to how the Succession Regulation will affect British citizens with property in continental Europe. The fact that the United Kingdom opted out of the Regulation does not mean that it is of no relevance to notaries in England and Wales.